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Gambier is a climbing or straggling shrub, with square young stems bearing horizontal branches with recurved hooks that help the plant cling on to supports. Gambier is harvested from the wild for local use and trade, mainly as a medicine and source of tannins. It is cultivated in Peninsular Malaysia and Indonesia. Plants which are probably truly wild have been collected in Sumatra and Borneo.
- 1 Uses
- 2 Parts Used
- 3 Chemical Composition
- 4 Common names
- 5 Properties
- 6 Habit
- 7 Identification
- 8 List of Ayurvedic medicine in which the herb is used
- 9 Where to get the saplings
- 10 Mode of Propagation
- 11 How to plant/cultivate
- 12 Commonly seen growing in areas
- 13 Photo Gallery
- 14 References
- 15 External Links
Chemical components in catechins, i.e. 1,2-benzenediol, catechol, 1,3,5-benzenetriol, dimethyl terephphtalate, and terephthalic acid.
Reference: Dravya - Substance, Rasa - Taste, Guna - Qualities, Veerya - Potency, Vipaka - Post-digesion effect, Karma - Pharmacological activity, Prabhava - Therepeutics.
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List of Ayurvedic medicine in which the herb is used
Where to get the saplings
Mode of Propagation
How to plant/cultivate
A plant of the lowland wet tropics, where it is found at elevations up to 200 metres, but has been successfully cultivated up to 1,000 metres.